Email email@example.comI didn’t get a pay rise last year. If you feel you are entitled to a pay rise it is best to present your case to your employer objectively and professionally. If the employer can’t meet your expectations with a pay rise, you could speak to them about a performance-related bonus or pay increase measured on agreed achievements. Given this discretion and the effects of COVID-19, a request for a double pay increase is unlikely to be welcomed. Lisa MorrisDirector,HaysWhile you may want to make up for last year’s salary stability, we do not recommend asking your employer to double your pay rise this year.